In 2020, we published 42 articles on our blog, which had a total of 21,000 views. You spent 1,260 hours reading them. Thank you for your attention, trust and opinions. So which IT topics can be considered the hottest in 2020? Let’s take a look at the 5 most read articles on our blog.

Your attention has been focused mainly on exploring the possibilities for a professional career – what job to choose to fulfil your potential. You have also been interested in related working methods. In the second circle of interest was artificial intelligence and professions associated with it.

These choices showed us your lookout for new challenges and a great need for creativity and innovative solutions both in your life and work. But also anxiety about the future of the labour market. And with that, the willingness to learn how to avoid the risks resulting from the coming changes. All of these areas of interest are covered by the articles listed below. ⬇️

1. 10 the Most Creative Jobs in 21st Century

The hottest IT topics of 2020 – 1. 10 the Most Creative Jobs in 21st Century

Today, creativity is the driving force behind the world’s development in its various dimensions and directions. The advantages of having a creative profession are flexibility and autonomy, lack of monotony, the possibility of self-development and attractive earnings. The professional group that is considered being one of the most creative ones today are programmers. Their role in building breakthrough (but not only) technology of the future is invaluable.

Creativity is the development of new concepts requiring solutions to unprecedented problems. In this text, we have described the 10 professions that should be discussed in more detail. These include a software engineer, graphic designer, creator of mobile applications and video games, as well as a copywriter. 

2. Top 5 Programming Languages for Artificial Intelligence in 2020

The hottest IT topics of 2020 – 2. Top 5 Programming Languages for Artificial Intelligence in 2020

Today’s IT market requires a specific approach to each project. Along with the growing popularity of artificial intelligence, the demand for specialists qualified in this field is also increasing. Artificial intelligence is the near future, so many software developers decide to improve their skills in this field.

What programming language should be used for creating AI-based solutions? And which technology can best meet your expectations? Currently, there is a large selection on the market. This article presents our subjective list of the top five. 

3. Go vs. Python – which one is better for machine learning?

The hottest IT topics of 2020 – 3. Go vs. Python – which one is better for machine learning?

Solutions based on artificial intelligence and machine learning are not only increasingly popular but also are becoming a necessity. However, the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019 results say that only 7.9% of programmers in the world specialise in data science and machine learning. Companies are increasingly looking for specialists in these fields –  who know ML languages.

Python is currently the most popular of them, although recently the groups of supporters of less popular, like Go, also are growing. If you are still wondering which one to choose, this article is for you. It includes a comprehensive comparison of both, lists their advantages and disadvantages, and provides a hint in which case to choose the first and in which the second.

Machine learning is the future, and soon many companies will look for employees, who are ML engineers. 

4. Work in IT – what do the job titles of programmers mean?

The hottest IT topics of 2020 – 4. Work in IT – what do the job titles of programmers mean?

The rapid development of new technologies means that new jobs in the IT area evolve at an incredible pace. The ever-narrower specialisations, and hence – job titles, prove the endless possibilities of programmers’ work. In this article, we introduce the terminology of job positions used in the IT industry and explain what developers do in each of them.

As there is non-transparency in their names and scope on the Polish IT market, we listed them according to their complexity – from the least to the most complex. The text also explains why many job titles do not have a Polish equivalent, and sometimes are not covered by experience and requirements. The names that job seekers have in mind should meet the recruiters’ expectations.

As reported by the international CompTIA Association, the IT job market is in demand for jobs which titles didn’t ring a bell a few years ago.

5. 10 professions that AI can replace. Will a robot take your job?

The hottest IT topics of 2020 – 5. 10 professions that AI can replace. Will a robot take your job?

Will the robot take up your job? For several years, AI has been raising questions that have provoked more than one debate. Our civilisation has never been on the threshold of such changes that await us shortly. Until now, the significant economic principles around which societies were built assumed that work was of great value. Meanwhile, we hear a lot about the impact of artificial intelligence on the future of the job market. Does it have a chance to outbalance it? To what extent will it shake societies and the labour market?

In 2014, Stephen Hawking told the BBC that “the development of full artificial intelligence could mean the end of the human race.” In turn, in 2017 Amazon director Jeff Bezos said that we are in a “renaissance” and “golden age” when it comes to the topics of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Dharmesh Shah, a co-founder of HubSpot, believes bots and AI will make us better at our jobs and more secure in our careers, not the other way around. 

In this article, we present the results of the PwC analysis to debunk myths and confirm facts. According to the analysis published by an audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in the next 20 years in the UK, artificial intelligence and related technologies can exclude as many jobs as they generate. The impact of AI on different sectors will vary, and some professions will not be able to replace. Our article explained which works are concerned and the probability of replacing people by automation. The list of presented occupations gives an idea of what our life may look like in a few years. “As our analysis shows, there will be winners and losers,” told Euan Cameron, AI leader, for PwC.

Summary

Another year, 2021, is ahead of us. We would like to find out what interests you, bothers you and what you would like to read about. Therefore, we are waiting for your ideas, inspirations and wishes.

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